January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p158
The article presents information on the Chilikadrotna River in Alaska. Originating in the azure waters of Twin Lakes, surrounded by peaks in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, the Chilikadrotna races west 60 miles through forested hills in western Alaska to its confluence with the Mulchatna River. The riverbed is narrow and winding, and races through a forested valley where sweepers, boulders, rocky rapids, and shallows are a constant threat. On one stretch the river drops 50 feet in less than a mile. For an excellent wilderness hiking/float trip, spend a few days exploring the mountains, glaciers, and alpine meadows around Twin Lakes before descending the clear, swift waters of the Chilikadrotna. Along the river, spruce-covered hills and ridges slope gracefully up from the river to tundra-covered peaks.


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